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Aromatherapy for Energy


Feeling tired, fatigued or just in need of a little more energy? Then, why not try aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a complementary modality used by many alternative medicine practitioners and it involves the use of essential oils, which can be massaged into the body or inhaled.

The Elements of Aromatherapy

There are several different products that are used within aromatherapy. We’ve put together a list of them along with a short explanation of what they are used for.
  • Essential Oils – these are fragrant oils that have been extracted from plants using a variety of methods
  • Absolutes – fragrant oils that have been extracted mainly from flowers or delicate plant tissues
  • Phytoncides - these are volatile organic compounds from plants that kill microbes (germs)
  • Hydrosols – the liquid by-product of the distillation process
  • Infusions – the liquid extracts of plant materials
  • Carrier oils – these are oils that are used to dilute essential oils so that they may be safely used on the skin

Oils for Energy

There are a variety of essential oils that can be used to reduce mental fatigue, increase energy and provide an invigorating boost. If you need to stimulate your mind during the day, try oils such as angelica, basil, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, jasmine, peppermint, rosemary or sage. These all help to lift the mind without the side effects of other stimulants such as coffee. No jitters! They also help to reduce your levels of irritability and prevent headaches.

Common essential oils that are used for energetic purposes are:

  • Basil – sharpens the mind and stabilizes emotions. It also increases the flow of blood to the brain, improving memory, relieving fatigue and improving concentration. Basil is also physically energizing.
  • Rosemary – is energizing and stimulating. It helps to relieve headaches, improves circulation and also improves concentration and memory.
  • Peppermint – relieves depression and mental fatigue. It is very stimulating and aids in concentration.
  • Tea Tree – invigorating, strengthening and uplifting. It helps to promote the flow of blood to the brain.

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